Our valued donor partners who have given in significant and consistent ways, over a lifetime or in the form of a legacy, are acknowledged through recognition programs.
Annual Fund Circles
Recognizing friends and alumni making annual gifts of $5,000 or more.
Recognizing friends and alumni making annual gifts of $2,500 or more.
Recognizing friends and alumni making annual gifts of $1,000 or more.
Members of the Prophet’s Circle, Disciple’s Circle and President’s Circle are invited to an annual dinner with the president.
Cumulative Lifetime Giving
Recognizing friends and alumni who have a cumulative lifetime giving of $50,000 or more. Members are honored at an annual luncheon, and new members are presented with a replica statuette of “Joshua.” The original “Joshua” was presented to United in 1966 in memory of Karl J. Ernst, professor of Hebrew and exegetical theology (1926–1954) at Mission House Seminary, a forerunner of United.
Recognizing alumni who have a cumulative lifetime giving of $10,000 or more. The society pays tribute to Jacob Bossard, a faculty member and president of Mission House Seminary from 1875–1885, and Joseph Ward, who was instrumental in founding Yankton School of Theology, also a forerunner of United.
Legacy Giving Recognition
Barnabas Heritage Society
Recognizing friends and alumni who have included United in their estate plans or made other qualifying gift arrangement, such as income-return gifts and beneficiary designations. Members of the Barnabas Heritage Society are invited to an annual dinner with the president.